10 Elegant & Simple Tablescape Ideas
For The Holidays
The holidays may feel a bit different this year due to Covid. How we gather has been dramatically altered. With careful planning, our families may be able to carefully circulate around the traditional dinner table to enjoy meals. Even if it’s your immediate family for holiday get togethers, decorating the table makes every meal special.
We are sharing ten elegant and easy tablescape ideas for the holidays. No matter what style you are looking for, we hope these suggestions will inspire you to set a beautiful table for your holiday guests.
I am choosing to be positive and optimistic about the Christmas holiday and have already started to decorate the house in our traditional festive way.
As I decorate, the dinning table is always the priority. It’s the center of our house and it brings all of us together. With this in mind, decorating the table is a priority.
I wanted to share some inspiring table setting ideas to get you thinking about how you may want to set and decorate your table.
1. Black and Gold
This Victorian Crown Linen table runner can be used year-round to add elegance to any dining table or sideboard. For a fun look, use two as placemats for your table, as a runner on your bed… so elegant in every way. I love the black and gold together.
The tableware is by Arte Italica featured is hand-etch and painted with 24-karat gold highlights. Italian glass, Hand made in Italy. Oh la la.
2. Add Greenery To Your Table
Adding greens to your table not only brings a nice texture, it smells good too! I always cut branches from various trees and grab holly bushes to mix with flowers and fun holiday decorations and bulbs. It’s a snap. Look at the sweet little branches stuffed into the ribbon around the napkins below. Love that idea.
3. Set The Table For- Al Fresco Dining
Depending where you live, many people are planning on entertaining outside for safety reasons during the pandemic. If you are planning on serving up simple snacks and meals, consider an Italian or Parisian styled table setting. Shop Pasta Italiana at Rosanna Design. The gorgeous hand printed French tablecloths offer you an authentic feeling of eating Al Fresco in Europe.
4. Decorate With Christmas Bulbs
Christmas bulbs add a fun element and sparkle to almost every area of your home including your dinning room table. Roll crisp napkins and tie it loosely with ribbon. Slide a narrow length of ribbon through the knot of the wide ribbon, pull the ends of the wide ribbon to tighten the knot. Then thread festive ornaments onto the ends of the ribbon and secure.
Not only do bulbs look amazing carefully placed stacked in a large vase, placed on each plate or hung from the chandelier.
5. Dress The Chairs
I decorated our chairs with these cute mini-wreaths made from pinecones. I sprayed the wreaths with silver paint then clued tiny pearls to the pinecones to ada a jewel effect. You can find mini wreaths at craft stores like Micheals or make them yourself from faux branches, bells or greens.
Another idea is to Drape a piece of fabric — a pretty towel, oversized napkin, or silk scarf — over the back of a chair and wrap a ribbon around the chair. Secure the ribbon in a knot at the back of the chair.
6. Floral and Live Plant Arrangements
You can never go wrong with a gorgeous floral arrangement and classic linens from Crown Linen as pictured above. Another fun idea is to use paper whites or Lilly of the Valley plants to accessorize the dinning room table.
7. Festive Dinnerware
Talk about festive! The Crown Linen Natale is the perfect collection to entertain through the winter season. Berries and pine boughs surround the snowy evergreens. Natale napkin and runner pair perfectly with Arte Italica’s Natale Christmas pattern. It’s a stunning combination.The Natale Dinner Plate is perfect for serving yummy meals. Hand made in Italy.
8. The Cozy Table Setting
If you are setting the table for a family with children, then the stocking setting idea is ideal. Seriously, how cute is this?
9. The Extra Special Touch
How cute are these? Either use interesting or plain ornaments and then decorating with glitter and glue. Tap off excess glitter and let dry. Glue the embellished ornaments to mirrored discs (available at crafts stores). Remove the ornament hangers, pour a little water in the ornament and insert flowers and berries.
If you are looking for a way to create a pretty tablescape without too much fuss… just add candles! Let’s face it… candles add romance and a warm atmosphere to any table. Votives or candles sticks are easy peasy. On my table I placed an extra large Voulpsa Candle from Nordstrom in the center of the table. I love this as a gorgeous centerpiece.